Common name: kentia palm
Description: An attractive, elegant and easily cared for palm with upright growth and graceful dark green foliage. Usually used as an eye-catching specimen plant or in large mixed, troughs. May come from nursery as single to multi planted (several plants usually of varying height in one pot) specimens.
Common name: pleomele malay stripe
Description: This is a much smaller growing variety than most other Dracaena with very dark green and yellow striped foliage densely packed on thin ‘canes’. There is also a reverse variegation form, which has cream foliage with green stripes.
Common name: red edged dragon tree
Description: Another of the useful Dracaena species.
Slow growing plant with strap-shaped rich glossy dark green foliage with a striking deep red edge, on greyish erect canes. This is a member of the very useful Dracaena family of plants. These are several varieties that vary mainly on the amount of markings on their leaves. Multi planted pots may be used in floor tubs by themselves. Smaller plants can be used as table tops. Sculptured ‘Marginatas’ can be very effective if sculptured forms are used. (Where the canes are bent during growing to form interesting shapes.) Position againsted a blank wall, esuntuates the sculptured plant.
Common name: devil’s ivy
Description: Pothos ‘ are a trailing vine for hanging baskets or on totem poles. It has a green heart shaped leaf with gold or cream splashes of colour. Can be used as a trailing plant in mini gardens, ground cover in atriums, hanging baskets as well as trained to climb a totem pole. Ideal for narrow spaces and walkways due to its compact growth. The Pothos ‘Marble Queen’ has the lush green leaves with a white marble effect for contrast.
Common name: lady palm
Description: ‘Lady Palm’ a large palm with tough shiny leaves arranged in fans on long, thin arching stems attached to brown hairy trunks.
Common name: mother in law’s tongue
Description: Very accommodating plant, and easy to grow. Tall plant with erect sword shaped leaves usually green with lighter cross bands. Impressive when multi planted in a trough.
(chamaedora elegans), (raphis excelsa)
Common name: bamboo palm
Description: Part of the bamboo family, with leaves like a palm, and stalks like bamboo. A small growing palm with soft delicate foliage usually planted in a clump. Great for table top plants. Placed either side of a kentia in a rectangle planter, creates a nice screen.
(araceae, clevelandii, floribundum)
Common name: peace lily, whitesails, spath
Description: Has long lance-shaped glossy leaves. Spathiphyllum’s have a stunning creamy-white fragrant flower, enclosed in a large oval white spathes which turns a pale green with age.
Common name: peace lily,whitesails
Description: Has long lance-shaped glossy leaves, which are larger than the general Spathiphyllums. Spathyphyllum’s have a stunning creamy-white fragrant flower, enclosed in a large oval white spathes which turns a pale green with age.
Common name: bird of paradise flower
Description: Large bluish-green leaves held on strong, tall stems. It produces a beautiful beak-like orange and blue flower in a boat-shaped, red-edged bract but only in outside positions. Commonly used in gardens, but can be used indoor atriums for a different effect.
Common name: tricolour marginata
Description: Slow growing plant with strap-shaped rich green leaves with a narrow cream-stripe and prominently edged with red creating a multi coloured foliage.
This is a member of the very useful Dracaena family of plants. These are several varieties that vary mainly on the amount of markings on their leaves. Multi planted pots may be used in floor tubs by themselves. Smaller plants can be used as table tops. Adds colour in mini gardens.
Umbrella / Dwarf Umbrella
(scheffiera actinophylla), (scheffiera arburicola)
Common name: umbrella tree, dwarf umbrella tree
Details: One of the easiest of all indoor plants to grow with multiple leaflets arranged around erect stems from a sturdy trunk.
The large forms make showy specimen plants with their shiny large leaves and when mass planted form dense screens. The dwarf forms are best used as table tops or in mixed troughs. The variegated form with its lemon and grey/green leaves make striking displays.
Common name: spineless yucca
Description: ‘Spineless yucca’ long sword shaped grey/green leaves, in a crown atop a thick woody stem in older plants. Most commonly used as an eye catching specimen plant as they may grow 3 metres or more in good conditions.
Common name: ZZ, Money Tree, Eternity Plant
Description: Zanzibar Gem gives its resemblance to the palm-like cycads called zamias. It belongs to the same plant family as arum lilies and has a slightly fern-like appearance.It has great temperature tolerance from around 3°C to 37°C.
It’s been described as the ultimate indoor plant because of its tolerance to a lack of water. In the wild it survives drought periods by disappearing almost completely and then re-sprouting from its underground, potato-like tubers when the rains eventually come.
Common name: cauri, kauri (sometimes spelt)
Description: The cauri is a giant tree of the New Zealand rainforest which has proved itself very adaptable to living indoors given sufficient light levels.
This tree has small, thick, glossy dark green lance shaped leaves, often with copper coloured new growth in higher light areas on arching branches with a compact growth habit and can easily be pruned to maintain shape.
Common name: Heart Leaf Philo
Description: Excellent low to medium, light level plant with beautiful deep green heart shaped leaves.
As a feature, desktop or even hanging basket plant. Best grown on a totem as a stand alone plant.
Common name: dragon tree
Description: This is a member of the very useful Dracaena family of plants. These are several varieties that vary mainly on the amount of markings on their leaves. The foliage is long and strap like with tough, grey/green leaves with a cream strip through the middle. Held on strong canes up to 3 meters (10ft) in height. Multi planted pots may be used in floor tubs by themselves. Smaller plants can be used as table tops. Adds colour in mini gardens.
Flowers do not appear on young plants but mature plants may occasionally bear large panicles of white flowers in summer.
Common name: weeping fig
Description: These popular trees are widely used in atrium’s and high light locations. Bush forms make ideal screening plants in well lit areas.
Ficus can be trained into standards, where the foliage is pruned into a ball on top of a thick, bare single trunk.
Common name: Long Leafed Fig
Description: This is an unusual form of Ficus with very thin, elongated, cascading foliage resembling a Eucalypt than a Ficus, with further interest added by the dark mottled trunk, and the pinkish young growth.
Common name: Fiddle Leaf Fig
Description: The fricus lyrata is a species of fig tree native to western Africa which commonly reach heights of 12 meters or more in their native habitat
The leaves are variable in shape, but often with a broad apex and narrow middle, resembling a lyre or fiddle. The leaves can grow up to 45 cm long and 30 cm broad, though usually smaller, with a leathery texture, prominent veins and a wavy margin.
Common name: rubber tree, Indian rubber bush
Description: The ficus rubber plant is from a large tree in the banyan group of figs, growing up to 30–40 metres. It has broad shiny oval leaves 10–35 centimetres long and 5–15 centimetres broad. The leaf size is largest on the young plants occasionally to 45 centimetres .The leaves develop inside a sheath at the groth point of the plant. When it is mature, it unfurls and the sheath drops off the plant. Inside the new leaf, another immature leaf is waiting to develop.
Ficus elastica yields a milky white latex separate from its sap and carried and stored in different cells.
This latex was formerly used to make rubber.
Common name: golden cane
Description: This is a softer, fuller multi fronded palm with arching golden stems and green leaflets. Mature plants develop a large pale green/grey trunk with a head of foliage. Commonly used as a stunning specimen plant by itself, or because of its bushy growth habit it can be mulit planted and used to great effect as a screening plant or to divide areas. Can also be used in combination with other plants.
(dracaene fragrans ‘massangeana’)
Common name: chinese lucky plant, corn plant, chinese money tree, or cornstalk dracaena
Description: This is a terrific plant due to its coloured foliage, disease resistance and variety of uses.
Small plants add foliage colour to mini gardens. Ideal table top/reception desk plants while larger plants can be used by themselves as single specimens or in mixed planting, occasional produce sprays of fragrant white flowers.
Common name: janet craig, JC
Description: An attractive plant with dark green strap like foliage on a solid woody stem. The dark foliage sits well with variegated foliage in multi planted pots. Low light tolerant and prefers slightly dry soil.